Piroszhki (Little Russian Pastries)

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 42

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • For the filling, cook and stir beef with onion in 10-inch skillet until no pink remains in beef; drain. Stir in egg, dill (or parsley), salt and pepper.
  • For the pastry, cut butter into flour and salt until dough resembles small peas. Stir in sour cream. Gather pastry into a ball. Divide dough into fourths; cover with damp towel to prevent drying.
  • Roll each fourth into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Cut pastry into 3-inch circles. Place rounded teaspoonfuls of beef filling on center of each circle. Fold one side of pastry over filling, to form a half-circle. Dot pastry edges with water, and fold the bottom pastry over the top pastry about 1/4" (to keep filling in), and pinch edges to seal. Then fold the two ends in about 1/2 inch.
  • Place, seam side down, on ungreased backing sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry. (Pastries can be covered and refrigerated no longer than 24 hours at this point.).
  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix egg yolk and water, and brush pastries with the egg yolk wash. Bake about 15 to 20 minutes, or until pastries are golden brown.
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